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Beware of Farcing, The Latest Form of ID Theft

"Phishing" attempts to get you to disclose personal information via email or telephone. "Smishing" refers to deceptive text messages, and "Vishing" refers to deceptive voicemails. Your BBB® is receiving a dramatic increase of calls concerning the use of Social Media to trick us in to providing personal information, a phenomenon known as "Farcing."

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Beware of Bogus FTC Letter Claiming You Won $5000

Your BBB® continues to hear from consumers every day about letters they’ve received claiming that they’ve won some sweepstakes or lottery. Yesterday, the FTC posted a message about a new version of the scheme that appears to be from them.

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Beware of Facebook Scam Claiming ‘Free’ Kohl’s Gift Card for Taking Survey

If you have Facebook, you've probably seen one of your friends claiming to have earned a $100 gift card from Kohl's just for taking a survey. Don't believe it.

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Beware of Email Scams Promoting Ice Bucket Challenge Videos

Turns out that while many people are taking part in the Ice Bucket Challenge to raise awareness and funds for the ALS Foundation, there are some scammers out there taking advantage of the situation.

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Vectren Phone Scam is Looking for Evansville and Tri-State Victims – Don’t Be One!

A number of scams have been victimizing Tri-State residents of late.  I, personally, have received the phone calls from Florida, and even from myself (how is that possible?!) about my Mastercard (which I don't even have!).  Now Vectren is warning us about another scam that has surfaced.  It seems that "someone" is making phone calls to Vectren customers claiming to be a representative of the company and wanting an immediate payment or the service to their home or business will be disconnected.

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Evansville Police Warn Residents of Multiple New Phone Scams

Reports of scams involving computer problems, back taxes, and the always popular, credit card fraud, have led the EPD to issue a warning through their Facebook page.

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Beyonce Fans Ripped Off for $45k Through Fake Ticket Scam

Ouch. This had to hurt. U.K.-based Beyonce fans were ripped off to the tune of $45,000 through a fake ticketing scam.

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Indiana Attorney General Alerts Hoosiers to Be on the Lookout for Typhoon Relief Scams

As the international community calls upon its residents to donate to the relief effort in the Philippines, Indiana Attorney General, Greg Zoeller issues a warning to Hoosier that all relief efforts may not be what they seem.

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Latest Money Scam Targets the Wrong Person – Evansville Police Chief Billy Bolin

Note to all current and future con artists, take the time to do a few minutes of research on your potential victims.

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Indiana Attorney General Warns Consumers of Utility Bill Phone Scam

The scam involves callers impersonating utility company employees looking to collect on past due utility bills that don't exist.

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Beware of Individual Posing as Vectren Employee

A post on the Evansville Watch Facebook page Wednesday evening reported hearing two separate incidents in Evansville of a person claiming to be an employee of the power company, dispatched to the homes to check the electrical outlets.

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Evansville Police Warn of ‘Green Dot Scam’

The pre-paid credit cards are at the center of a current scam involving a fake sweepstakes.

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